Food

Editorial BX 38 - The Food Issue Vol 2

28 Apr, 2014 | Amaru Villanueva Rance

You don’t even need to set your mind to it. Get into the local culinary swing and you’ll find yourself eating round the clock. And we are not just talking fitting in an extra snack before dinner. Foll...

SUPER EGGS

23 Jan, 2014 | Claudia Mendez Sanabria, Alexandra Melean

What makes an egg better than another? Don Manuel, who sells criollo eggs in Rodríguez market, tells me that the size of an egg is proportional to the age of the hen; the older she is, the bigger t...

Where the Wild Wings Are

21 Jan, 2014 | Amalie Mersh

The chicken wing takes off Over the past five years, chicken wings have been taking over the Bolivian market. The first chicken wing restaurant – straightforwardly named Chicken Wings – started...

INNARDS

21 Jan, 2014 | Wilmer Machaca

Wilmer Machaca savours some of La Paz’s most traditional market delicacies Cuellitos (Chicken Necks) Doña Wilma has been selling deep-fried chicken necks with potatoes for five years in Villa P...

Chickening Out

21 Jan, 2014 | Tom Michael

Bolivian Express talks to Nutritionist Veronica Cortez and Veterinarian Dr. Gina Muñoz Reyes to try and dispel some popular myths about chicken production, and find out what really goes into our food…...

The Roots of the Andes

16 Jul, 2013 | Wilmer Machaca

In Bolivia, culture, civilization, and the Andean market economy revolve around the cultivation of the potato.  Photo: Juan Manuel Lobaton ‘All of the greatest cultures and civilizat...

Altitude Adjustment

15 May, 2013 | Alan Pierce

Within a country largely unfamiliar with the world of wine, success for the Bolivian wine industry may depend on reinventing Bolivian culture itself. Photo: Alan Pierce ‘I don’t care for wine,...

Much Ado About Potatoes

15 May, 2013 | Mauro Scrafton

Mauro Scrafton isn’t too impressed by potatoes, believing they look dull, taste bland, and have underwhelming nutritional properties. Will the pride and insistence of locals win him over? Pota...

The Golden Grain of the Andes

15 May, 2013 | Floren Scrafton

Quinoa Under The Microscope Photo: Floren Scrafton Quinoa, the grain-like 'pseudocereal' and sacred grain of the Incas has been a key food in Andean diet since 3000 BC. Its status as the mot...

Life As A Trout

15 May, 2013 | Sophia Howe

Photo: Michael Dunn Caceres My late Grandfather, George Howe, was a keen fisherman. He dedicated his weekends to sitting in whatever English weather came his way to provide my family and I with S...

Dawn Till Dusk At Mercado Rodriguez

15 May, 2013 | Ana Ryan Flinn

A Photo Essay Este gigantesco mercado, con reminiscencias de incendio, de sueño y de pesadilla, con tenebrosos contornos y con espesas humaredas, puede decirse que es único en su clase: no tie...

Super Sweet Fifteen

15 May, 2013 | Felicia Lloyd

Chicas in Bolivia don't have a super sweet sixteen, they have a super sweet fifteen. There are other grand events such as weddings and 'prestes' where the large and idiosyncratic catering industry sho...

Why Didn't the McChicken Cross the Road?

15 May, 2013 | Robert Noyes

McDonald’s shut its doors in Bolivia in 2002. Theories are conspiracies are abound for its demise and eventual departure. In the latest turn of events, other iconic US chains are knocking on the count...

Eat, Chew, Love

15 May, 2013 | Jonathan Coubrough

Photo: Jonathan Coubrough With the historical exceptions of Coca-Cola and the heavily regulated pharmaceutical industry, the use and consumption of coca outside of South America is generally ille...

Food Reviews

15 May, 2013 | Sophia Howe, Alan Pierce, Robert Noyes

Pronto Delicatessen by Alan Pierce Photo: Alan Pierce Initiation to Pronto Dalicatessen’s Italian fusion is like getting back together with an old flame. The culinary experience sparks an effortle...